How to Negotiate a Reduction of Your Commercial Lease

2020-05-19T17:19:20-05:00By |

How to Negotiate Temporary Commercial Rent Reductions If your business is suffering due to Coronavirus, the monthly rental payment on your business lease may not be manageable. Here's how to talk with your landlord. In this video, Patric McCallum, principal attorney of Drew|McCallum, and Wendy Bowser, Houston [...]

Stop Procrastinating on these 8 Business Policies

2019-04-11T17:59:05-05:00By |

Stop Procrastinating on these 8 Business Policies Procrastination: never do today what you can put off until tomorrow. Most of us have a love/hate relationship with procrastination. It can fuel our creativity and clarify goals. It can also cripple our task lists and raise our blood pressure.  When do [...]

6 Steps to Hiring Your First (or Next) Employee

2020-09-16T15:33:32-05:00By |

6 Steps to Hiring Your First Employee It's time to hire your first employee.  So, how do you do that? There are multiple steps involved, all with different state law, federal law, and regulatory compliance requirements.  You can spend hours (even days) researching and trying to figure [...]

What are Non-Compete Agreements? Start Here.

2020-09-16T16:32:32-05:00By |

Questions about Non-Compete Agreements?  Start Here We are frequently asked questions about non-compete agreements.  First, what are they?  Second, are they enforceable?  Third, what are the requirements?  This article is a short introduction to non-compete agreements. What Is A Non-Compete Agreement? A non-compete agreement is an agreement [...]

Franchises Are A Great Way To Start A New Business

2020-09-16T16:32:55-05:00By |

Considering Franchises?  Need Help Buying or Selling a Franchise?  Start Here Franchises are a great way to start a new business.  Owners are called franchisors.  Investors are called franchisees.  The business is established and systems are already developed.  The brand is known in the community, and the franchisor typically [...]

3 Best Practices When Recording Business Calls

2020-09-16T16:33:30-05:00By |

3 Best Practices when Recording Business Calls It can be tricky legal business to legally record business telephone calls, especially if your business operates in more than one state. Houston Methodist Hospital was sued by a doctor who alleges that the hospital system illegally recorded patients' phone [...]

Employer Searches of Workplace Areas

2020-09-16T16:33:45-05:00By |

Employer Searches of Workplace Areas. Employers' searches of employee work areas are on the rise.  With concerns of theft of company property and information, securing an employee's computer, work station, and work area are important.  So, when is it permissible to search an employee's work area, how is it [...]

Preventing Employee Theft of Company Property and Information

2020-09-16T16:34:03-05:00By |

Preventing Employee Theft of Company Property and Information Theft of company property and information by employees is a growing concern among businesses.  While working for your company, employees have daily access to information about the way your business operates, software it uses, customer information, vendor information, financial and banking [...]

Arbitration in Divorce and Business Disputes

2019-04-22T14:30:08-05:00By |

Arbitration in Divorce and Business Disputes. Arbitration, like collaborative or litigation, is a procedural mechanism for resolving divorces, business litigation, and disputes.  It is in essence a process by which the parties agree upon an arbitrator or panel of arbitrators to hear and decide their divorce or dispute.  It [...]

Construction Contract Pointers

2020-09-16T16:35:46-05:00By |

Construction Contract Pointers We're often asked to review construction contracts and change orders and revise them so they are more useful to both contractors and property owners.  Many construction contractors use construction contract forms from the internet, or no construction contract at all.  A construction contract is not supposed [...]

The Lawyer’s Role in Advising Businesses and Entrepreneurs

2020-09-16T16:43:29-05:00By |

The Lawyer's Role in Advising Businesses and Entrepreneurs. We represent businesses and entrepreneurs in a multitude of different matters, including corporate setups and formations, contract negotiations and drafting, joint venture and business mergers and transactions, avoiding and defending overtime and wage claims, and a variety of other matters.   We also act as affordable in-house [...]

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